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Meaning of HUMORIST

Pronunciation:  'hyoomurist

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way

HUMORIST is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: humourist
 See Also: Benchley, card, Clemens, Don Marquis, Donald Robert Perry Marquis, Edward Lear, entertainer, Henry Wheeler Shaw, ironist, James Grover Thurber, James Thurber, Josh Billings, lampooner, Lardner, Leacock, Lear, Mark Twain, Marquis, parodist, punster, ridiculer, Ring Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer Lardner, Robert Benchley, Robert Charles Benchley, Rogers, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, satirist, Shaw, Stephen Butler Leacock, Stephen Leacock, Thurber, wag, Will Rogers, William Penn Adair Rogers, wit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hu"mor*ist\, n. [Cf. F. humoriste.]
1. (Med.) One who attributes diseases of the state of the

2. One who has some peculiarity or eccentricity of character,
   which he indulges in odd or whimsical ways.

         He [Roger de Coverley] . . . was a great humorist in
         all parts of his life.                --Addison.

3. One who displays humor in speaking or writing; one who has
   a facetious fancy or genius; a wag; a droll.

         The reputation of wits and humorists. --Addison.

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